News: Game Gets The Brushes Out To Paint A "Red Nation"
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 5:55PM
West Coast rapper Game's long-awaited R.E.D. Album may finally be back in the works with a new announcement revealing his solo project's new single.
Writing on their Twitter page, Miami production duo Cool & Dre uncovered the single's title and expected release date.
"Excited about @thegame single Red Nation dropping in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Finally!," Cool & Dre tweeted Wednesday (March 2). (Cool & Dre's Twitter)
In late January, Game said his R.E.D. Album was practically completed.
"The R.E.D. Album is pretty much 95 percent done," Game explained in an interview. "Until I find a record that is just so amazing to me, and it's next level and doesn't sound like anything that's out, makes me feel comfortable with it being played on the radio... I won't give R.E.D. Album a date. At this point, it's pretty much in my hands. I had a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and the label heads about a week ago, and they gave me the green light to pick a date when I want. The album is so classy, that I can't sell it short with any single man. I wanna come with the right song, and make sure it's a song that's classic and iconic, and then we'll know." (Complex)
The rapper previously blamed the process of creating an album and his personal life for the project's delay.
"There's a lot more that goes into it than just putting a burn in the CD, throwing it in the package, and putting it in Best Buy," he explained. "I've been touring, I had a daughter, the label politics, the timing, other people having to drop, picking the right single... There's a lot of things that go into a major distributed album and the timing hasn't been right yet." (Rap-Up)
Last fall, DJ Premier spoke to SOHH about working on Game's new album.
"Me and Game just did a banger called 'Born In The Trap,'" Premier revealed to SOHH. "He was like, 'Can I get another one?' I said, 'What, you didn't like that one?' He said, 'No, no, I want to buy another one!' I was like, 'Sh*t yeah.' [laughs] He said mine is the second song on the album, so, I'm about to do another one for him but the one that we already did, he said it's going to be the second song. I'm excited about that. I know he's been leaking out a lot of stuff but he said a lot of the stuff he's leaking isn't going to be on the album. I haven't even heard anything. He knocked that sh*t out with me in one day and I mixed it the same day." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Game footage down below: